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Contests & Prizes : Spring Punch Giveaway!

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"If you build it, he will come."

In this case I'm hoping that "he" means spring. After a promising prediction and the welcome break from record-breaking snowstorms, I think we're due for some sunshine and blooms right about now.

How about these cherry blossom punches?

Two lucky winners will win a corner and edge punch set, which are sure to bring a much-needed burst of freshness to any piece of paper.

For a chance to win, leave a comment and (in 50 words or less) tell us what you are looking forward to doing in the spring, along with a valid e-mail address.  All comments must be received by 6pm on March 11, 2011.  We'll choose two commenters at random to win these prizes.

(See official rules here.  Please be aware, comments may take time to show up on our site.)

Comments (240)

  • I'm looking forward to gardening with my daughter.

  • I am the mother of a 3 year old. We NEED to get out of this house!!!!!

    Can't wait to go outside!!

  • This Spring I am so looking forward to warm weather, beautiful flowers, picnic lunches, and I have been so blessed to be able to visit Rome this May! My first time overseas!

  • Sprucing up my porch, and I'm hoping, making a hammock out of an old sail.

  • I love to give my home a "spring makeover" with brighter colors, lighter fabrics, and LOTS of flowers!!
    I would use these punches to make the stencil pillows from Martha's Craft show!!

  • I am looking forward to gardening and planning events for my daughter's graduation!

  • I am looking forward to getting married and this punch would be a beautiful way to make custom thank you cards to match my invitations!

  • gardening! can't wait for the rain to stop and the sunshine to arrive.

  • My fiancé and I love taking walks by the beach and collecting shells...very excited it won't be so cold soon! I am also excited to start my first vegetable garden!!!

  • Although winter is my fave time of year, spring does hold some "goodness." I am looking forward to heading to a nature preserve near our house and letting my son run free in the tall green grass.

  • Each Spring I am always excited to see the tulips blooming in our garden.

  • I'm looking forward to a big redecorating project--now that the windows can stay open it is time to paint!

  • I'm looking forward to walking the dog without freezing my buns off!

  • I can't wait for all the snow to melt, so I can play outside with my daughter.

  • This spring, I'm looking forward to studying by day and having drinks by night outside on my deck. I also plan to start a garden!

  • I'm looking forward to Spring Break--a short time away from teaching to enjoy the outdoors and some projects I've been wanting to do!

  • I am so excited for spring! My husband and I bought our house last spring, but with our June wedding coming up we didn't have much time to work outside. So this spring I am excited to plant some flowers in our yard that will come back every year!!

  • It was my first winter in US... so i am eagerly waiting for the new season to come to warm up..

  • In an ideal world I'd be planting in my garden :)

  • I am totally looking forward to more outdoor bike rides with the kids in the trailer! I can't wait.

    Thanks for the offer,
    Sarah M

  • So far the biggest thing I'm looking forward to this spring is giving birth to my first child. And then decorating the nursery since the gender is a surprise!

  • No question, I'm looking forward to leaving the house with two little boys without the whole "coat, boots, mittens, hat" drama.

  • I look forward to moving our crafting outside under the warm sun with my two girls.

  • I'm looking forward to start a small vegetable garden and flower bed from seeds! (My first ever) I want to help my future sister in law with her diy wedding, and make my lovely 110lb large-mix senior-dog a raincoat for those rainy days coming ahead!

  • I have one lonely, rich purple Hyacinth blooming in my garden. I am anxiously awaiting my garden to burst forward in it's entire bloom. The spectacular show of color gives me such peace and renewal after the winter season. A true sign of rebirth.

  • I'm looking forward to watching my almost 3 year old learn to ride a tricycle:)

  • I am looking forward to having a pick nick with all my friends :)

  • I am looking forward to taking my daughter to the park!

  • The snow is gone, spring is rapidly approaching and I am looking forward to making a cold frame for my seedlings and coloring Easter eggs!

  • I'm having my second surgery in a year soon, I'm looking for spring when I'll be recovered and can finally go outside for a walk instead of staring out the window!

  • I'm looking forward to starting my garden!

  • I'm looking forward to finally wearing short skirts and sandals in bright sunshine without being cold! NYC needs to warm up already! :)

  • I am looking forward to gardening and spending time outside with my toddler. Spring is my favorite season!

  • Hoping to work on my "shade garden", with great ideas from MS Living magazine, also wanting to do more crafting.

  • Going to TN mountains to meet with friends we have not seen in 5 years! Staying at a cabin for a whole week! The only thing better than the awesome view will be spending quality time with my husband, son, and our best friends whom we miss so much! lifeonthescrappysidestore@yahoo.com

  • I am looking forward to taking lots of flower photos with my new camera and creating pretty spring themed cards using papers, rubber stamps, and punches.

  • Last fall I planted tulip bulbs the same day I learned my mom had a stroke. I'm looking forward to watching them bloom hopefully like my mother soon will, too!

  • I will have my 70th BD in May and do a lot of cards and scrapbooking with and on my 3 beautiful granddaughters. This would be a great punch to use on their pages. My income is limited but I purchase as many of your items at Michaels as I can. Thank you

  • This will be my 1st Spring in my new house and Im excited to get out in my yard and get started gardening and I can't wait to use my new craft room for some new spring crafts!

  • I am so looking forward to building a raised bed vetegable garden this Spring so squirrels, rabbits and my dog Rosie can't get to them before I can enjoy them. I'm planting tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions and am purchasing a compost machine so I can that fabulous "black gold" which will provide nutrients in my garden. I'm reducing my carbon footprint and landfills at the same time. Go Green!

  • I am looking forward to all the snow melting, the yellow daffodils popping up, the green grass, and the warm breeze!

  • I can't wait to be able to go outside and play with my dog!

  • I am looking forward to Easter Sunday and Easter dinner with my family.

  • Believe it or not I am looking forward to more snow here in the Denver area--we are way below normal--usually March is one of our snowier months.

  • This spring I am looking forward to warm spring air along with flowers and green grass. I'm ready to enjoy being outside and making great memories!

  • I am looking forward to gardening, planting various berry bushes. I am especially excited this year since I will finally plant gooseberries, red, white and black currants and raspberries.

  • I like how the days continue to get longer. I love the sunshine! :)

  • What am I not looking forward to doing! I have all my gardening gear ready to go. I can't wait to go for my spring walks to see what's budding/blooming. I have my nice yellow wellies ready for that too :)

  • I need to get out of the house and feel the sunshine on my face and dig in the dirt!

  • I am itching for spring, garden catalogs have come, planning Easter decor, spring bulbs are starting to pop up in the garden

  • I am most looking forward to walking outside without fear of breaking something due to a fall on black ice!

  • I love the spring. Looking forward to Easter decorating and gardening

  • I am looking forward to good weather so I can finally take my outdoor engagement pictures for my summer wedding! yay!

  • SO looking forward to getting outside to dig in the dirt again. Can't wait to sniff the row of lavender I put in last summer.

  • I'm looking forward to longer days and my wedding!

  • I am soooo looking forward to throwing open all of the windows and enjoying the great breezes and sun - Oh to see the sun again!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • I am looking forward to getting my daughter and myself on our bikes instead of in the car.

  • I am looking forward to sunshine and warm weather, as well as, some lovely mountain hikes.

  • I'm really looking forward to my garden. I love that all the hard work pays off in the end. Longer days and watching my son's Little League games.

  • I'm anxious to have all of the snow melt and see green grass on our golf course!

  • Im looking forward to the Spring colored yarns in this year's sock knit along.

  • I am looking forward to warmer weather and starting the garden. Like everyone I am tired of the gray and the snow.

  • I am so looking forward to spring so I can take my little maltipoo, Alle, for walks. The know has been too deep for her this winter!

  • I'm looking forward to looking around the house and finding new uses for old things. It's all about re-purposing for me!

  • I am really looking forward to getting some lettuce, chard, kale and beets in the ground~ Really missing my fresh greens!

  • Spring would be nice. However, Montana has had a year were snow has fallen almost everyday of the year. I hope this year isn't going to be one off those year's again. If so, planting paper or plastic flowers out my basement window will be fun.

  • This spring, I'm looking forward to warm weather... and eating crisp greens from the garden!

  • Spending time in my garden and feeling the grass under my feet.

  • Riding my bike to work!

  • I'm looking forward to April when a new grandbaby will be born. I have to watch his 20 month old sister24/7 for a month. He will be in the hospital with open heart surgery. I would love to have these punches for use during any downtime I may find.

  • I'm looking forward to fresh vegetables from my garden!

  • I am looking forward to walking around my neighborhood in full bloom.

  • I'm spending the Spring in my new hometown in Italy! Looking forward to riding my bike and taking lots of pictures.

  • I'm looking forward to learning how to play tennis!

  • I can not wait to get back on my bike!!!

  • I'm looking forward to afternoon jogs minus the mittens!

  • I'm itching to purge and organize. I'll also be doing some spring cards and Easter crafts. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • I am looking forward to spending time outdoors. I love spring!

  • I am looking forward to work on my front gardens.
    They need colors.

  • I'm looking forward to warmer weather as well some gardening, playing with my kids (outside)! Maybe catching up on some crafting time as well! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I am looking forward to gardening.. flower as well as edibles, biking with my husband,daughter and her family.. Warmer weather,more daylight and what seems like a nicer outdoor experience.....

  • This spring, I can't wait for my basils plants to grow again so I can start making pesto! Thx!

  • Looking forward to getting outside and exploring all the parks in the area to see what is blooming.

  • I am looking forward to entertaining outside once again!

  • This spring I am looking forward to enjoying my two children and their enjoyment of the outdoors. I can't wait to play in the mudpuddles with them or get dirty digging up worms for our weekend fishing trips. It is the simple things like this that I am looking forward too after a very snowy Midwest Winter.

  • I am looking forward to the colors of spring. Winter can be so gray, and I'm a color gal :)

  • To trying my hand at growing my own vegetables. I do not have a green thumb so really hoping this year i get it right. Wish me luck!

  • i'm looking forward to getting MARRIED!

  • Buying brightly colored new spring shoes!

  • Spring is such a sacred and beautiful time of the year. It’s a time when I can reconnect with my dreams and goals that I may have lost sight of in the dark of winter. I look forward to recharging my energy with long and invigorating hikes.

  • I'm looking forward to exploring new ideas for a new career, and eventualy leaving the drab corporate america environment!

  • Now that I retired, I look forward to spring to be able to get my flowerbeds planted with many new blooming and fragrant flowers. See my Mom's Irises in bloom. Getting my crafting room in some order and get back into card making.

  • i am looking forward to going on long bike rides!!

  • I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can run outside! The gym smell is getting icky :)
    Looking forward to some hiking too!

  • I am looking forward to napping in the park at lunchtime !

  • I am looking forward to organizing the pile of projects on my cutting table and actually finishing them.

  • I'm looking forward to opening windows and letting in a warm spring breeze!

  • I am looking forward to spring flowers!

  • First of all, I love these punches. I just bought my first punches a couple of weeks ago and they are the best! I especially love the border punches. Now in terms of this spring-I'm hoping to get my porch cleaned out and ready for those spring sunny days where I can sit out and read.

  • I live in the Pacific Northwest, so I am looking forward to sunshine most of all. However, strawberry season is a close second.

  • I want to ride my bicycle. It is almost as much fun as crafting.

  • I am looking forward to gardening, having some longer evenings for scrapbooking and crafting, and playing tennis outdoors!!

  • My husband and I are looking forward to spring so we can get out in the yard, plant flowers, and spiff up the yard. We call ourselves the "Mayor" and Mayorette" of our neighborhood! Working in the yard is the best exercise and a great time to bond. During the winter, I took a pottery class and made bird houses. We hung them on the trees and look forward to our little friends enjoying their new houses!
    We also get our yardwork done so we can spend time at the lake on the weekends.

  • Ha! I'm looking forward to opening the windows and not wearing scarves, hats and gloves! But craft wise . . . some sewing perhaps, or more work on my scrapbook. Just no more knitting scarves!

  • Well, Spring has kind of come to South Louisiana. Our days are in the lower 70's but the nights are in the 40's. Not too bad.

  • Looking forward to having picnics in Central Park..

  • I'm looking forward to planting my first vegetable garden!

  • This spring, just like every other one, I am looking forward to getting to work in my flower and vegetable gardens. It's so fun and rewarding.

  • I am looking forward to more outdoor activities, crafts and cleaning. Yes I am one of those people that actually enjoys cleaning and organizing. Spring means more sun and warmer weather so beach...here we come!

  • No more snow! But also, flowers and the farmer's market.

  • I am most looking forward to the over feeling of warmth that comes with Spring. The sun, warm colors, the temperature. It puts an overall spring in my step. :)

  • I am looking forward to taking walks and looking at all the flowers blooming

  • I am looking forward to long dry walks with the kids.

  • I'm looking forward to crocheting summery shawls and planting my tomato seedlings soon... Please hurry up SPRING!! :)

  • I look forward to warmer weather, to opening the door and windows, turning the music up loud, and crafting in the sunshine.

  • I am looking forward to crafting, gardening and baking.

  • Oh awesome punches! You guys make the best ones by far.
    As for Spring, I CAN NOT wait to get outside!! I feel like we have been trapped in the house all winter, I can't wait until we can grill dinner out on the deck and sit and eat outside!

  • I am looking forward to retirement... gardening, quilting, walking my pug, AND making cards!

  • I think the one thing I look forward is spending time outside with my kids and taking pictures of the activities we do....

  • I can't wait to take walks with our new baby, without worrying about slipping on the ice. I also can't wait to start my seeds, and see what survived the winter in my new boulevard garden.

  • More than anything else I can't wait to open the doors and windows to let some fresh air into the house!

  • I am SO looking forward to eating outside at restaurants.. so sick of being cooped up inside. Give me a patio!

  • I'm looking forward to my first rainy spring photo shoot, cute rain boots, polka dot umbrellas and fun rain coats! Puddles and mudpies! Thunderstorms!

  • We're just starting to tidy up the garden and grow eggplant and cucumbers near the other sustainable edible plants. A wonderful new paper craft would be great in between. Recently I was introduced to papercrafting and the marvelous greeting cards that can be made at home.

  • I'm looking forward to getting back outside, gardening and enjoying nature

  • I can't wait to make spring-time accessories and outfits for my little nieces!

  • I'm so excited about my garden!

  • Our daffodils are just starting to come out of the ground. I can't wait to see them bloom! Thanks for a chance to win!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

  • I'm looking forward to being able to walk to all the cool places around my new apartment!

  • I get so many great ideas from Martha! It is great to use good tools.

  • I'm looking forward to getting a pedicure and wearing sandals. My feet can't wait to breathe!

  • Since I've been recovering from a broken leg all winter, I'm looking forward to exploring the beautiful outdoors! Planting bulbs, clearing the garden, getting ready to plant.

  • This spring I am looking forward to the wild flower season to catch some amazing photographs... The stamps look gr8!!

  • Spring is a time to feel the warm sunshine on my face while taking a nice walk with my young grandchildren, because I haven't seen them since
    Christmas.

  • I love this website. I think ya'll are the craftiest! I am so waiting on warmer weather to get here as I have a lot of craft projects for the home that I need to spray paint and need it to be warm outside....and 40 degrees doesn't cut it.

  • I'm excited for Spring to arrive, so I can get my garden going! I'm also hoping for a spring cleaning spark to get me going on arts & crafts projects that have been sitting around for a while!

  • I cannot wait for spring... I will be going overboard with my "spring cleaning" to make room for my bf to move in!! <3

  • I can't wait to wear dresses...without tights!

  • I am looking forward to being outside! I'm going to start doing "Couch to 5K" this spring - look forward to that. I'm also looking forward to just enjoying more daylight!

  • Spring Break is finally here..and Yes I need it! I have been a school bus driver for 23yrs and creating is my savor..watching Martha Stewart is my stess reliever!!

  • My mom is in a nursing home with beautiful grounds on the Husdon River. I can't wait for the weather to warm up so she can go outside and enjoy the Spring birds and flowers instead of being confined inside.

  • I am looking forward to the warm weather so I can start planting some fruit and veggies :)

  • It was in the upper 70's here, in Slidell, Louisiana. It has been nice to go outside and primp up the flowerbeds.

  • I am SO looking forward to planting the spring seeds... peas, lettuce, beets, kale, ect And anxious to see if the ferns and astilbe I planted last fall show up in the shady corner of my garden. I LOVE the spring!

  • Spring.... I am palnning a new landscape design of My Family,and Anestors favorite Plants and Flowers.
    The beauty and Aroma during seasonal change is going to be a movie I have never seen!In addition to a serine place by my paradise will be a Arbor and sitting area were I can embrace my work! I love to pratice yoga daily for peace of mind and what a wonderful place this will be for me and friends family and of course Wildlife to endure all year around.

  • I'm looking forward to be able to go horse back riding
    with my daughter, and seeing every think come to life, the smell of fresh cut grass.I can not wait.

  • I am looking forward to cherry tomatoes...warm on the vine. I want to walk outside with my 7 year old daughter and eat them in our bathing suits...

  • I am looking so forward to dying Easter eggs with my boys, celebrating my husband's 40th birthday, and digging in the dirt for worms with my 3yr old.

  • Looking forward to some gardening and biking! Spring in Kentucky is gorgeous!

  • i'm looking forward to graduating with my master's degree! i'm just beginning to see the light at the end of a long tunnel.

  • I'm looking forward to gardening and being in the ward sunshine!!

  • Looking forward to opening up my garage door and getting started on all the projects i have planned.... can't wait!!!

  • Waiting for my baby chicks to arrive!!

  • Giving birth to my second son!

  • I'm looking forward to having a good crop in my garden this spring and summer!

  • Welcome Spring. Flower beds are my long distance romances. All winter I curl up with my books, reading, waiting, and dreaming about them. Spring arrives, I go out to meet my loves. I walk through looking for signs of those first plants peeking out, my love has returned, again.

  • This spring I am excited to spend lots of time outside. This winter has been too cold and snowy for me!

  • tulips and hydrangeas are what i look forward to when spring begins to arrive on the high desert here. also, spring softball starts and i love to go watch as my middle son, who has always loved any king of baseball, plays from spring through fall. he plays on the adult team. spring means freshness everywhere and that brings such a smile to my life!

  • I am looking forward to going for a hike up to a nearby waterfall. I love the scents of a still-damp redwood forest!

  • As much as I love to papercraft, I can't wait to get out in the garden, run my fingers through the soil, give the compost that froze over the winter a good tumble, and get busy on building our chicken coop. I'll have plenty of photos to scrap with all that activity going on around here.

  • I cannot wait to hit up the ropes course at the Adventure Park in Sandy Springs, MD. I just want to taste the fresh air while I climb the trees and zip line in between them.

  • I am looking forward to having my daughter home from college for spring break.

  • I am looking forward to gardening...and cooking lots of yummy stuff with the fresh veggies!

  • I am looking forward to taking walks and having "outside" time. Also, I am really wanting to finish my chairs that I am re-doing..its just too cold!

  • I'm looking forward to being able to open the windows to let the fresh air in!

  • My daughter is now five weeks old. It has been too cold to take her outside. I am looking forward to warmer weather this spring, so we can enjoy the outdoors together.

  • riding my bike, taking picnics, picking berries, baking cakes

  • Three years ago I had a level 5 brain hemorrhage, four months later I was diagnosed with breast cancer, every day is spring for me.
    I am launching a new business called lovinagift and I would love to use these beautiful punches to make some gorgeous spring bouquets for my gifts, crafting has been what kept me going through the darker days.

  • I am looking forward to take cherryblossom photos with my new film camera.

  • I am looking foward to going to the farmer markets, and enjoying the wonderful produce and goodies that are available.

  • When warm weather finally hits Michigan, I plan to revamp my mailbox this spring... maybe a new coat of paint and some custom address numbers for a fresh look!

  • My front garden is a gray, muddy mess right now. The harsh winter and heavy snows really took a toll on my shrubs. I am looking forward to getting outside, cleaning up and seeing some color this spring!!

  • I'm having a baby in April, so I am looking forward to being outside with the whole family and just enjoying not being busy.

  • I am looking forward to making Easter crafts! I am going to try the polymer clay eggs that Martha made on her show with a guest. A whole bowl placed in the doily baskets that were featured in a previous MSL issue will brighten up the house!

  • my son's first spring! looking forward to showing him green grass & flowers when we take walks without 20 layers of clothes! :)

  • I am looking forward to getting outside and go for walks with my children, and starting our flower and vegetable gardens.

  • This spring I am looking forward to getting out in the garden! I love it when everything starts to come to life.

  • I'm looking forward to taking our toddler back to the Shenandoah National Park for hiking, camping, and picnics.

  • I am finishing my move into a new house, and decorating my new craft room with ideas from your show.

  • Looking forward to the spring,
    wonder what flowers my yard will bring,
    but until then, cards I will send,
    with Martha's floral punches,
    and a smile they will bring :)

  • I'm looking forward to blossoms and warm sunshine! And putting away the snow shovels, hats, mitts, and gloves...fresh air, lighter blankets, new growth on tress and poking up out of the ground.

  • Recently retired, I'm looking forward to having spring time at my home and garden.

  • I can't wait to go for warmer walks with my dog! She loves the snow, but I'm ready for it to go away.

  • We're all looking forward to planting in the flower bed. The babies loved watching 'their' plants and flowers grow and this year they can 'help'. Sorry plants...

  • I am looking forward to being outside to feel the warmth of the sun. I am also looking forward to my son's Confirmation on May 1.

  • My husband and I just purchased a home and we have been remodeling. This will keep us busy all summer. I just got done making my craft room my very own personal space. With Marthas help of course. I just love her ideas. Thank you

  • I love warm weather and can't wait to see all my flowers blooming in the yard and sounds of birds!

  • I am going to be Grandmother for the first time! Spring is more than welcome since we had over 90" of snow ......I need my flowers to bring back the smile!

  • I'm looking forward to my favorite farmer's market re-opening so I can buy more locally grown produce - I'm getting sick of frozen veggies!

  • I bought the wire mesh a few years back because it was so pretty in so many colors but never did anything with it. Now I know what to do!

  • Warmer weather, long walks, gardening, furniture building, remodeling, new baby, visits from family, project completing, and overall creating!

  • After record snowfalls in MN this winter just THINKING of spring puts some life back into us and we're ready to quit shoveling and start moving dirt.

  • A new, fresh beginning. Smelling pansies and feeling the warmth of the sun. Watching the trees bud out.

  • Can't wait to get into my garden. Come on Spring!!

  • I'm looking forward to going to the garden center to pick out a palette of beautiful annuals!! I also do watercolor paintings from them too...sometimes before they are planted! I'm impatient!! Happy Spring!

  • I'm looking forward to watching all the plants/flowers come back to life. Some of my hostas are starting to peek out already.

  • Looking forward to growing tomatoes and seeing if my hydrangeas survived the winter.

  • I am enjoying our first signs of spring so much and making preparations to welcome a new baby in June.

  • I live in Florida and work at an art museum with historic gardens. Spring time magic is just beginning in the garden and I look forward to seeing more. The wisteria, dogwood, Japanese magnolia and snapdragons are just blooming. I can't wait to see the purple wisteria cover the arbors in the English garden.

  • taking deep breaths!

  • I have a 15 month old so this is the first spring he will be truly able to enjoy. I look forward to showing him everything about outdoors that I can and teaching him how to use all the fun things and how they can become neat crafts!

  • i can't wait to spread out a blanket on green grass and lay down with a good book. and i'll be visiting my family again in april! yay!

  • This Spring I am most excited to sit in the grass on a sunny day and do some embroidery. Nature + crafting = the best.

  • I am looking forward to creating art with my curtains & windows open, to refinishing & painting vintage furniture, and to drinking lots of fresh lemonade!

  • Ohhhh I LOVE this set of punches!!! I'm looking forward to warm weather so I can spring clean my dusty little nest and open the windows and air it out!!! I'm also looking forward to changing my classroom to cheery spring decor including some of your pretty paper flowers.

  • Spring is a time to bring out the deck chairs, make up flower baskets, wash the windows to let in the new light and embrace the new growth popping up through the ground.

  • I'm looking forward to running outside in warm weather. Snow and rain always keep me indoors.

  • I got so excited about the new punches, I went to Michael's today and purchased the MS button embossed punch and a MS bone folder. Now I'm ready to make some spring themed cards! :)

  • Looking forward to more sun and working out in the yard.

  • After long and bored NYC winter, I am looking forward to eat brunch and walk around meatpacking district to Union SQ.; Bus stop cafe for the best brunch, Chelsea market for wine and brownie tasting, Tracey Reese Store for new spring dress, Union SQ Market for fresh greens and tomato. Of course, my hubby will be there with me ;)

  • simply doing YARD Chores !!! ..Staining the porches, painting the trim, mulching the flower beds.....OH, to be outside !!

  • Wonderful way to kick off spring with the spring punch. My 11 yr. old granddaughter loves using these to create cards and bookmarks. If you use a heavier stock of paper or vellum, you can create some awesome stencils. Also use the punched designs as imprints for metal clay to add a different type of texture to your jewelry creations.

  • My anticipation of Spring can be reflected in the early morning stretch of a flower coming out of the dirt to see the sun for it's first time, or the many feathers that flutter in the grass, excited with the prospect of an early morning bath in the fresh dew..

  • I'm looking forward to college GRADUATION! I would love nothing more than to archive all of my old memories and move on into spring with hopes of a refreshed life!

    I love this as a giveaway entry since so many people comment; how great is it to read what everyone else says. Thanks for this!

  • I love the punches too I'm looking forward to being able to play outside with the grandbabies & start gardening I love the fresh veggies nothing any better

  • Cute punches. I'm looking forward to warmer weather, starting our new house and doing lots of quilting and crafting.

  • The punches are adorable. They make me want to start crafting right now! This spring I am looking forward to getting outside, walking and helping my mom with her flower garden!

  • Oh, we'll be working on dozens of different projects like always :) Easter is a major holiday for us so that will get a lot of attention!

  • Spring is a time for renewal and my life is starting over again, so to speak, at age 43! I look forward to the challenges and joy that await me and welcome the creative inspiration and extra energy that Spring always brings.

  • I am so sick of this snow, we just had another 6 inches dumped on us last night and it is still snowing. I am looking forward to no more snow. Spring just can't get here fast enough!

  • Bike riding! I pulled my bike out of the basement and rode it tow work today; I hope it motivates the clouds to stay away!

  • Since I live in Florida, I look forward to being outside before it gets too hot later in the summer! I especially enjoy eating outside in the springtime here. I am also looking forward to Spring Break, for a chance to spend time with my daughter for the last springtime before she heads off to college! We'll be visiting some colleges this spring to see what kind of springtimes she can expect for the next four years.

  • I'm really looking forward to taking everything outside and giving it a good clean: window screens, bird cages, hanging the comforter out on the line.

  • I look forward to gardening with my mom, and long walks with my dog.

  • I look foreward to being able to ride my bike along the river and visit historic sites. looking for rocks and other fodder to use in art projects.

  • I'm looking forward to having our new brick patio installed and choosing plants for the surrounding planting beds. It will be nice to dine al fresco again!

  • the SUN! I can't wait for warm weather and spending time outdoors. I especailly can't wait to use the new punch I win for making babyshower invites!

  • Cannot wait to garden!! my yard is a mess from this winter.

  • wearing some new colorful spring clothes, starting my garden and planning my summer weekends!

  • [...] Win a Spring Punch Set Giveaway from Martha Stewart [...]

  • This Spring I an looking forward to working in the garden and making a few Easter cards... these blossom punches would be a fun addition to my crafting supplies. Thank you for a chance to win!

  • I am looking forward to getting outside in the Spring, gardening, getting the BBQ ready and the chairs out.

  • im looking forward to watching my perennials come up. i love flowers and i love gardening!

  • I am looking forward to outdoor baseball and BBQ on the porch!

  • I love the spring because I get to start my gardening and spring cleaning my home. I live in south florida so I can get an early start on my gardening. I am teaching my granddaughter how to garden this year, she is five years old and we planted seads a few weeks ago and we have the beginnings of some beautiful and tasty plants. She is very excited every weekend to see her plants grow! we also watch all of the martha Stewart shows on the weekend that have recorded that week. Thanks Martha for providing the education, entertainment and tools for me to teach my granddaughter how to be a great homemaker and gardener. We love you!

  • I am looking forward to opening all the windows letting the fresh air and sunshine in while I paint my whole house. When done it will be warm enough to take my Martha Stewart craft supplies outside on the patio and create many cards and come up with holiday ideas for friends.These punches would be a great addition to the others I have.

  • I have quite of few of your punches..L-O-V-E them!!!
    Hope I win these..thanks for the opportunity.

  • This is the first time I spend my whole spring in Leipzig, actually working on my dissertation. However i cannot wait to spend some time with a good book in the park and I dedicate this spring to making things myself - crafts like bookbinding (journals with many magazine cutouts), embroidery and sewing!!

    I would love to have these punches for the bookbinding projects. That would be wonderful!
    Thank you very much for the opportunity!

  • We are in Michigan saw a touch of Spring and now COLD>>>>>>,,,,,,,,I have a lot of punches and over 300 rubber stamps and a store amount of paper

  • I am trying to brighten my house after winter dullness and doldrums. The craft tools look like just the help I need.

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